I’m looking for a baby shower venue and already find myself frustrated from the process. My problem is I get an image in my mind of what I want then I’m not happy until I find it. At home is ruled out. Everyone sees their home everyday….what fun it that?! Not to mention the typical space and seating issues (and the full day I would spent cleaning!) Then there are restaurants. Restaurants can be good…if you get a private room or at least a semi private room. Let’s face it, I don’t want a bunch of strangers gawking at my baby shower games and they most likely don’t want their lunch interrupted by a bunch of “ooo’s” and “aaahhh’s” after everything baby if gifted. So the  mission there….find a restaurant with a private or semi-private area. Oh, and it has to match the style and personality of the mom to be or it would just be weird, and it needs to be in the right location. Not too far for mom to drive, not too far for guests to drive, parking available, etc. Do you see how this gets complicated??

So then, how about a hotel suite? I thought this was a good idea. One I hadn’t considered before. It’s private, it’s cozy. There’s no time crunch…you’ve got the room for the night. But again with the seating space. Most hotel suites I’ve run across typically have a sofa, arm chair, desk chair….and that’s about it for seating. Do hotels offer roll-a-way chairs? That would be perfect. Throw in a couple party platters, decorate the room as you see fit and there you go, instant party…I’m liking this idea more and more.

Then there are parks…I like the idea of an outside space, but the uncertainty of weather holds me back. If there is an inside space for a plan B, then great. Restaurants with outdoor patios can be great for this if it’s rainy, too cold or too hot, move it inside. However, going the straight outside route leaves little room for the whim of mother nature.

So what’s your vote? Do you have a different idea all together? Let’s hear it!